Local weather

Australian Capital Territory forecasts

Bureau of Meteorology, 128 km Canberra (Captains Flat) radar loop

Local accident and emergency information

ACT Emergency Services Agency – up-to-date news on accidents and emergencies in the ACT

ACT Transport media releases – information about current road closures in the ACT

Australian Accident Register – a google group for reporting climbing accidents; last entry 2009

Climbing and mountaineering Associations

Australian Associations

Adelaide University Mountain Club (AUMC)

Australian Alpine Club (AAC) – oversees ski lodges at Falls Creek, Mount Hotham, Dinner Plain, Perisher in Australia and Niseko in Japan.

Australian Army Alpine Snowsports Association (AAASA)

Australian Climbing Association (Qld) Inc. (ACAQ)

Australian Climbing Instructors’ Association (ACIA)

Australian National University Mountaineering Club (ANUMC)

Climbers’ Association of Western Australia (CAWA) 

Climbers’ Club of Tasmania

Climbing Club of South Australia (CCSA)

La Trobe University Mountaineering Club

Newcastle University Mountaineering Club (NUMC)

Sport Climbing Australia – direction, regulation, promotion, development and furtherance of indoor climbing as a whole around Australia

Sydney Rockclimbing Club

Victorian Climbing Club

University of New England Outdoor Adventure Club (UNE OAC) (formerly University of New England Mountaineering Club)

UniSA Rock Climbing Club

Overseas and international Associations

American Alpine Club (AAC)

British Alpine Club (AC) (partnered with the Association of British Members of the Swiss Alpine Club – ABMSAC)

International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation (UIAA) (Union Internationale des Associations d’Alpinisme)

New Zealand Alpine Club

General climbing information

Australian climbing information

Chockstone – rock climbing In Victoria

CliffCare Victoria – access issues and updates on Victorian cliffs

Crag X – crag development and rock climbing around New South Wales

qurank – Queensland climbing online forum

the Crag – Australian and international routes, grades and guides

The Workout From Hell – training routine by John Long

Overseas and international climbing information

Adventurestats – statistics on mountaineering around the world

Camp4 – general climbing blog

Climbfind – explore new climbing around you and find climbing partners to team up with

Mount Everest The British Story – information and news regarding the British on Mount Everest

Mountain Project – climbing news and US online route database

Rockclimbing.com – broad-ranging resource for worldwide climbing information

RockGrrl – a climbing and outdoor community for rock climbing chicks

South African Climbing Information Network (SACIN)

27 crags – climbing news and international online route database

8a Climbing – who’s climbing 8a

8000ers.com – information about the mountains above 8000 metres and for many mountains below



B3 bouldering – Jamie Emerson’s blog

A Climbing Memoir: 1953 – 2008 – history of bouldering and its origins, including an Australian section

Climbing photography

Eric McCallister Photography and Design

Mike Landkroon Photography

Simon Carter Onsight Photography

Stewart M. Green Adventure Photography and Writing

Indoor climbing gyms

Canberra Indoor Rock Climbing

Hardrock Climbing Gym – Melbourne

Sydney Indoor Climbing Gym

Rockface Indoor Climbing Centre – Perth

The Hangout Indoor Climbing Centre – Perth


barrabes – ski and mountain equipment

Black Diamond Equipment – climbing and skiing equipment

Bogong Equipment – outdoor equipment, hiking gear, outdoor clothing, rock climbing gear

FISH Products – big wall climbing equipment and general climbing gear

Outdoor Gear Exchange – clothing, climbing, skiing and camping

Mont Adventure Equipment – our own local manufacturer

Mountain Designs – all sorts of outdoors equipment

Mountain Gear – outdoor gear & clothing for climbing, hiking, skiing and backpacking

Mountain Tools – climbing gear, packs for climbers and expert advice

Paddy Pallin – all sorts of outdoors equipment

REI co-op – outdoor clothing, gear and footwear

Spelean – distributors of some of the world’s best outdoor brands, for retailers only


Bigwallsbig wall climbing info; John Middendorf’s site. If you don’t know who he is… you should

BWare – big wall beta, trip reports and pictures

Dave McLeod – Dave’s personal blog about his climbing, writing, coaching, lecturing and making films

John Black – awesome beta for Lover’s Leap

The Yosemite Rock Page – a repository of stories, beta, and general information about rock-climbing in Yosemite, featuring an extensive collection of big-wall trip reports

Training for Climbing – climbing performance resources by Eric J. Hörst – author, researcher, climbing coach and climber

Magazines and books

Chessler books – the biggest publisher of climbing-related books you can find


DPM Climbing – rock climbing and bouldering news, videos, blogs and photos, and climbing and bouldering gear reviews

Gripped – Canadian climbing magazine

Vertical Life – Oz’s own climbing mag

Rock & Ice – rock and ice climbing, news, new routes